5 of the Weirdest Languages On the Planet
The development of human language is one of history's greatest mysteries. It is also one of those special abilities that distinguish us, humans, from animals. In this video, we'd like to focus on five unique and interesting languages out of the seven thousand that exist on our planet today.
QUIZ: Identify These Languages Just By Looking!
The sheer variety of languages found on this planet is incredible. Researchers estimate that there are currently around 7,000 languages in use around the world. Unfortunately, it's predicted that we'll lose almost half of them by the end of the century despite our best efforts to keep them alive.
Who Knew Norwegian Was Such a HILARIOUS Language?
A language is always a reflection of the collective mind of all of its speakers, so much so that we often ascribe the characteristics of a language to the people who speak it and say, for example, that French people are romantic and artistic or that Germans are organized.
Were You Aware of These English Language Mistakes?
English is such a fascinating language, isn’t it? Even though you might feel you have mastered it, there’s bound to be some instance or the other where you end up making a silly error. After all, the language is filled with tricky pronunciations and phrases that are often misused.
These Beautiful Languages are Almost as Old as Time
Language is man's greatest creation. Our ancestors, the Neanderthals, showed us the first glimpses of language, using grunting and pointing to communicate with one another. Over the next few millenniums, the spoken word began to rise.
Explained: The Fascinating Origins of Human Language
Have you ever wondered how the human language came into existence? It’s a tricky question that we seldom think about. The origins of human language have several fascinating layers. In this video, you will find out how language (and grammar) evolved through humanity’s existence.
Astounding! The Sound of 14 Ancient Languages of the World
Today, the languages of these mighty kingdoms are dead, but linguists can still reconstruct and predict how these ancient languages once sounded like. Here is an amazing reproduction of 14 such languages, for all of us to hear them live and imagine how speaking them would be like. Astounding!
This Fascinating Tree Shows How Languages Are Connected
Are you aware that most of the languages that are spoken today can actually be placed into a couple of groups by their origin? This is what Minna Sundberg reveals in an elegant infographic of a linguistic tree which reveals fascinating links between different languages.
10 English Words That Come From Native American Languages
Cigar The same extinct Caribbean language that blessed us with the hammock, the Taino language, also introduced us to all things tobacco-related, such as the word “tobacco” itself, which comes from the word tabako that refers to a roll of tobacco leaves.
4 Mind-Blowing Facts About the English Language
The English language is quite exceptional in many ways, but it’s simultaneously very ordinary and average compared to other languages.
Amazing! This Little Girl Can Speak 7 Languages!
How many languages do you know how to speak? One? Two? Three perhaps?
Quiz: Can You Speak All of the Languages of Love?
For each question in the quiz below you'll need to try and determine which language 'I Love You' is written in. Think you've got what it takes? Let's find out... Which language is: Ti amo?
Here’s How to Learn a Language from Scratch for All Ages
If so, you’re in luck, as we actually memorize words in a new language the best while reading in that language. A pleasant side effect is that you can read a great book at the same time as learning a new language. For this technique, you will need the same book written in the same language.
Language Quiz: Where Did These English Words Come From?
English is a remarkable language. It's so easy to learn and understand that it's little wonder it's the most "international" language, taking the place of French. Part of why it's so comfortable is that it borrows so many of its words from other languages.
Funny - How to say 'I love you' in 10 languages
Funny - How to say 'I love you' in 10 languages funny, joke, languages, i love you How to say 'I love you' in 10 languages
Did You Know We All Speak 3 Languages?
Few people know that when you encounter a problem without a solution, the best way to deal with it is to think about it in another language. When you use another language, your thinking patterns are different to how you contemplate problems in your mother tongue.
Language Quiz: Weird Words of the English Language
You might feel that you're the king or queen of the English language when using common words or phrases, but how well do you think you'd do when trying to decipher some of the strangest words and phrases that this fabulous language has to offer?
QUIZ: Which Language IS IT?
Content QUIZ: Can You Guess the Language? (Part II) quiz Can you identify the following languages from just one sentence?
Content QUIZ: Which Language IS IT? quiz In this quiz, we have translated a sentence to many other languages. It is up to you to figure out which language it is written in!
Engrish is a Difficult Language to Master...
They say that English is lingua franca, the international language, of the modern world. Yet these funny signs from all over the world attest to the fact that not everyone has mastered the global tongue. This series of hilarious photos will make you laugh and wonder what dictionary they are using!
The Complete Guide to Body Language!
It's sometimes difficult to judge a person's body language, which is a pity because you can usually learn a lot about a person’s situation by reading their body language. However, sometimes, what we believe to be body language is actually just a habit.
The English Language Desperately Needs These German Words!
While the English language is generally viewed as a vast and wonderful thing, native speakers of other languages are often quick to point out some of its limitations, since many languages have particular words or phrases which are impossible to literally translate into English.
Incredible Maps: The World of Second Languages!
We often see maps and explanations about which country speaks which language. English for England, Spanish for Spain and so forth. But more often than not, another language is spoken almost as much as the main one.
Quiz: Can You Identify the Language?
There are THOUSANDS of languages in the world, over 2,000, in fact, and some say it's actually many more. Each has its own history, rules and of course - look and style. Can you identify the following languages from just one sentence? Give it a try!